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  • Brian Harry's blog

    VS/TFS 2012 Release Candidate expiring

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    I’m starting to receive mails from a number of people observing that their installs of the 2012 Release Candidate are approaching expiration on Jan 15.  That’s just over a week away.  I’m being asked if there’s some way to extend the expiration...
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    Git-TF 2.0.1 Released

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    Today we shipped a new binary release of the Git-TF tools.  We did a deployment of the Team Foundation Service yesterday and one of the things that changed was the way that we do basic authentication.  We are currently doing some work to make...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Jan 7

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    The results of our sprint 41 were deployed today.  You can read the news about them on the release notes . Because of the holidays it was a pretty modest sprint.  The biggest end user feature was making the new send work items via email feature...
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    Bugs in TFS Update 1

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    I’ve posted here the list of bugs that we’ve found in our TFS 2012 Update 1. We’ve got a hot fix in final testing now. I’ll post a link as soon as it is available and we’ll be updating the Update 1 download pages to reference...
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    Team Explorer Extensibility

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    We redesigned the Team Explorer window in TFS 2012.  Previously, it was simple tree control with limited flexibility.  In 2012, we made it richer page navigation system that enables much more control over data presentation.  We’ve also...
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    Retrospective on TFS 2012 Update 1

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    In late November I made a tour of a few cities in Europe, speaking about VS/TFS 2012 and application lifecycle management.  One of the talks I gave a couple of times was about how we are managing our new release cadence.  We are shipping a service...
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    Team Explorer Everywhere Update 1

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    I recently posted about the Team Foundation Server Update 1 release alongside Visual Studio Update 1, but I also wanted to take some time to call out that we also shipped Update 1 of Team Explorer Everywhere on the same day. There has been a version of...
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    Sidekicks is available for TFS 2012

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    Attrice has now updated their Sidekicks to support TFS 2012.  Read more here: http://www.attrice.info/blog/2012/12/06/team-foundation-sidekicks-for-2012-available/ Brian
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Dec 10

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    Today we deployed our sprint 40 update to the Team Foundation Service .  You can read more about it on the release notes . We continued to make progress adding valuable components to the build images.  We have two significant issues with our...
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    TFS 2012 Management Pack Available

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    We have just about finished shipping the 2012 versions of all of the various pieces that complement Team Foundation Server.  Last week we shipped the SCOM management pack for TFS 2012 .  It works with System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1...
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    Visual Studio, TFS and the Egyptian elections

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    A little over a year ago, I was contacted by someone responsible for helping the new Egyptian government build the software necessary to run their first elections.  It was clearly a profound time for the country and for the world.  They took...
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    New Power Tools for Update 1 are available

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    Today we shipped updated TFS 2012 Power Tools for Update 1.  The team worked hard to ship the Power Tools update very close to the official release of VS/TFS update 1 and this is the first time we’ve ever accomplished in the same week.  Congrats...
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    Confirmed hiccup upgrading build agents with Update 1

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    We have identified and issue (I’ve seen 2 customer reports) where users get an error configuring build agents after installing TFS 2012 Update 1.  The error will say “TF30040: The database is not correctly configured.  Contact your Team Foundation...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is available

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    ***UPDATE Nov-29*** We've confirmed a report of an issue that can occur during upgrades. It's not serious but you will want to read here for more details: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/11/29/confirmed-hiccup-upgrading-build-agents-with-update...
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    Team Foundation Service Update – Nov 19th

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    Sprint 39 is now done and deployed.  As always, you can see the latest on the service on the service release notes: http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/home/news/ Sprint 39 was another modest release.  We went through a pretty big reorganization...
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    Git-TF 2.0 update available

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    Yesterday, we released our second major version of Git-TF.  To refresh your memory, Git-TF allows developers to use Git locally and “sync-up” with a central TFS server.  It’s a particularly nice way to, for example, enable integrated version...
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    Team Foundation Service RTM

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    Today, we announced that the Team Foundation Service has released.  Read more about it on the service web site here: http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/home/news/ . I wanted to provide a bit of my own commentary (beyond what I put on the web site...
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    Manual testing in the browser

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    In my Update 1 preview post 6 weeks ago, I described a new capability enabling test case management and manual testing from within a browser, rather than having to install Test Professional on the target machine.  Unfortunately, we had to make the...
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    Team Foundation Service Updates – Oct 29th

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    Yesterday, we deployed our sprint 38 work to the service. You can read the release notes on the service here: http://tfspreview.com/en-us/home/news/2012/oct-29/ Other than some bug fixes, this sprint was primarily about our build automation features...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 – Final CTP

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    ***UPDATE Nov-28 2012*** Update 1 has now released and the final CTP is no longer available. See this post for more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-2012-update-1-is-available.aspx Today we released the final CTP...
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    Typescript - a real world story of adoption in TFS

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    As you may know, we've had a web UI for TFS for quite some time. In our TFS 2012 release, we did a pretty major overhaul of our web UI to modernize it - both in look and feel and in architecture. We moved to REST/Json, and a lot more in-browser Javascript...
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    MSDN subscribers worldwide get Pluralsight Starter Subscription

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    Today we announced that MSDN subscribers around the world are eligible for a 12-month Pluralsight training subscription. We originally made this limited-time benefit available to our US subscribers over the summer. Due to the great response and feedback...
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    RedGate supports Team Foundation Service

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    RedGate now supports connecting to http://tfspreview.com . Read more here: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andy_leonard/archive/2012/10/08/redgate-sql-source-control-and-tfspreview.aspx Brian
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    Team Foundation Service Update - Oct 9 and VS 2012 Update 1 CTP

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    Yesterday, two significant things happened (ok, maybe more than that, but two I'm going to talk about :)). Like clock work, we deployed our end-of-sprint update to the Team Foundation Service . You can read more about it in the update news . We...
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    Building a goat barn

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    It’s been a long time since my last farm post.  As I’m just wrapping up a major project, I figure now is a good time to provide an update.  When we first bought the farm, we thought our primary activity was going to be goats.  After doing...
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